Garden Island Mortuary celebrates the following memories:
JAMES PRESTON KAOMEALANI KAHALE
James Preston Kaomealani Kahale, age 15, born on October 30, 2000, passed away on July 22, 2016 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Grace Leina’ala Kahale; and grandfather, David Enelani Shintani.
Preston is survived by his parents, Jeffrey and Grace Marie Kahale Shintani of Makaweli; hanai-brothers, Wilson Napomaikaimailunamai Kanahele (Kalei) Jr. of Anahola, Cooper Niau of Kekaha; hanai-sisters, Chelsea Laine (Billy) Niau of Ni’ihau, and Cheyenne Frances Kelley Kanahele of Makaweli; grandfather, James Kahale of Makaweli; grandmother, Mercy Shintani of Kekaha; and numerous, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. will services to start at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.
Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.
Shelben Pagala passed away at the age of 67 on May 18, 2016. He was a retired cook.
He is survived by his step-mother, Adela Pagala; brothers, Kaipo Pagala, Jose Pagala Jr., Lesther Pagala, Brandon Pagala, Freddie (Julie) Patricio, and Danny Patricio; sister, Vicky (Chris) Dias; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Private services were held.
JOHN ALLAN LUSTMAN
John Allan Lustman, was born December 24, 1929 in Worcester, Massachusetts, passed away at the age of 86 on May 26, 2016 at Garden Isle Health Care. He was retired and a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Korea.
Preceded in death by his twin brother, Raymond W. Lustman; and parents, John and Alessandra Lustman; he is survived by his daughter, Anita L. Lustman of Omao; grand-daughter, Renee Seamster of Omao; and sister, Lillian Buffone of Millbury, Massachusetts.
Graveside services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.
Aloha attire is suggested.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, on memory of John.
A memorial service will be held at the Koloa Union Church at a later date.
Randall Kawada, born on September 1, 1959 passed away at the age of 56 on May 31, 2016 at Wilcox.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Kawada.
Randall is survived by his girlfriend, Debbie Lovett of Wailua; father, Masami Kawada of Wailua house lots; brothers, Clayton (Aurora) Kawada of Wailua, and Wilbert (Sun-u) Kawada of California; sister, Sachiko (Ichiro) Nakamoto of Japan; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Celebration of His Life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Kapa’a First Hawaiian Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with services to start at 10:30 a.m.
Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.
BARBARA F. FUNAMURA
Barbara F. Funamura of Koloa passed away at the age of 78 on May 12, 2016 at home. She was born in Lihue on April 1938 and was a nutritionists and entrepreneur as well as the originator of the “spam musubi.”
She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Hanako Fujita; sons, Stanley and Daniel Funamura II; and sister Lurene Ota.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Dan Funamura; son, Mark of Koloa; daughter, Joni (Rodney) Funamura-Sasil of Lihue; grand-daughter, Justice Funamura-Sasil of Lihue; brother, Calvin (Arlene) Fujita of Wailua; sister, Linda Fujita of Honolulu; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of Barbara’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Hanapepe Hongwanji. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with services to follow at 11 o’clock.
Casual attire is suggested and flowers are being declined.
LESTER T. YOSHIMURA
Lester Tokio Yoshimura, a retired veteran of Lihue, Hawai’i, was born on May 1, 1921 and passed away on May 22, 2016.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Sadako K. Yoshimura; and survived by his son, Michael (Joyce) Yoshimura of San Luis Obispo, California; daughter, Cynthia (Tom) Matsuoka of Lihue, Hawai’i; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A private memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Lihue Hongwanji Mission.
Family requests no flowers, no koden. Casual attire
ALVIN S. PERREIRA
Alvin S. Perreira of Kalaheo, passed away on May 21, 2016 in Lihue. Born on December 10, 1927, he was a Sugar Plantation worker for McBryde Sugar.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Ventura); parents, Joseph and Elvira Perreira; brothers, Tony, Manuel, and George; and sisters, Angie and Francis.
Alvin is survived by his daughters, Carole (Ray) Reynon of Honoka’a, Judy (Thomas) Batis of Kekaha, and Heidi (Daniel) Perreira-Degracia of Kalaheo; gandchildren, Dawne Basconcillo, Thomas “TJ” Batis, Leah Reynon, Kolomana (Brandon) Jacintho, Kanawai Perreira Hose, Kierien Jacintho, Dream Corr-Rita, and Harmony Corr-Rita; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. with services to follow at 10:30 a.m.
Casual attire is suggested and the family requests no flowers.
AMES E. HARTUNG JR.
Ames E. Hartung Jr., of Lihue, passed away at the age of 76 on May 26, 2016 at Hale Kupuna in Omao. Born on May 15, 1940 in Ionia, Michigan, he was a retired Car Salesman for Kuhio Motors and a loved, husband, father and grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ames E. Hartung Sr. and Clara Catherine Stueber.
Ames is survived by his wife, Linda J. Hartung; sons, Ames E. Hartung III of Mitchell, Nebraska, Aaron T. (Dana) Hartung of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Todd M. Heckman of Mesa, Arizona; daughters, Amber K. (Marc) Ball of Mitchell, Nebraska and Heidi J. (Fred) Wong of Kalaheo, Kaua’i; grandchildren, Tate Acton, Klair Acton, Margaret Hartung, Rebecca Hartung, Megan Easton, Ku’ulei Wong, and Kylie Wong; great-grandchildren, Alivia Williams and Jozlynne Hartung; and sister, Barbara A. Hartung of Denver, Colorado.
He was also loved by Linda’s sons, Marc Gannon, Jeff Holm, Jason Holm and their families.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday June 4, 2016 at the St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Lihue.
Aloha attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.
Larry Olson of Lawai passed away at the age of 77 on May 17, 2016 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born on March 3, 1939 in Canada he worked in construction as a carpenter.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ethel Olson; and daughter, Shelley Olson.
Larry is survived by his caregiver, Dayna Kaono of Maui; son, Brent Olson of Canada; daughter, Heather (Keoni) Gabriel of Kapa’a; one grandchild; mother-in-law, Lottie Kukona of Mau’i; brothers, Ron (Judy) Olson of Canada and George Kaono of O’ahu; sisters, Dorothy (Bob) McGrath of California, Lori McArthur of Canada and Georgia Torricer of Maui; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at a later date.
CLARENCE T. NAKASHIMA
Clarence T. Nakashima of Hanapepe, passed away at the age of 81 on May 6, 2016. Born on June 8, 1934 in Ele’ele, he retired from the Military in the U.S. Army.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Kay Y. Nakashima; and survived by his daughter, Janice (Doug) Smith; two grandchildren, Noa and Lila Smith; brothers, Mitsugi (Miki) Nakashima and Richard (Mutsu) Nakashima; and sister-in-laws, Joanne Nakashima, Margery Nakashima, Jane Nakashima; Helene Nakashima; and Sumie Ono.
Memorial Services will be held at the Kaua’i Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Services will begin at 2 p.m. and casual attire is suggested with flowers being omitted.
Donations may be made to the Kaua’i Hospice.
MARCELINA LAUDE LUTAO
Marcelina “Marcy” Lutao of Kaumakani passed away at KVMH on May 12, 2016 at the age of 78. Born in the Philippines on April 6, 1938, she was a retired field worker for Gay & Robinson Company.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lutao; son, Rodrigo Laude Regodos; and grandson, Julius Regodos.
Marcy is survived by her sons, Rogelio (Leodora) Laude Regodos, Cornelio (Bella) Laude Regodos, Jr., Edgar Laude Regodos, and Romeo (Marivic) Laude Regodos; daughters, Delia (Benjamin) Regodos-Donozo, Lydia (Teody) Regodos-Chavoso, Vilma (Mechior) Regodos-Lastimosa; Sylvia (Leonard) Regodos-Martel, Theresa (Gerald) Regodos-Sarrosa, Veronica (Eddie) Regodos-Villanueva, Cecilia Paula (Roy) Regodos-Solquillo and Librada Laude Regodos; forty grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She had a wonderful colorful life, full of wisdom, laughter. A salt that would savor and balance everyone around her, a natural witty character and amazing memories to remember her by.
A memorial service is scheduled in her honor to take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints, Kalaheo Ward, Kauai, at 10 a.m.
GLADYS "AUNTY LANI" COSTA-AYRES
Gladys “Aunty Lani” Costa-Ayres of Koloa, passed away at the age of 81. on May 2, 2016 in Koloa. Born in Kawaihau on January 24, 1935, she was a tour bus driver.
She is precede in death by her husband, John Costa-Ayres; parents, Roberto Saladaga and Della Adolpho; daughter, Wendy Leinani Rosare; and son, Chuck K. Rosare.
Gladys is survived by her sons, Joey Rosare of Koloa, Corey (Kathy) Rosare of Kalaheo, and Terry Rosare of Kaua’i; daughters, JaNell (Pinko) Efhan of Koloa, Lynn Rosare of Arizona, Merleigh (Bert) Motooka of Mau’i, and Taryn Rosare of Arizona; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; one brother, George Saladaga of the United States; sisters, Gussie Schumacher of Puhi, Theresa Yoshioka of Lihue, ad Maile Cansibog of O’ahu; along with numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday June 4, 2016 at the Latter Day Saints Church of Jesus Christ in Kalaheo. Visitation will be at 9 o'clock a.m. with services beginning at 11 o’clock. A burial will then be followed at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Aloha attire is requested and flowers are welcomed.
Clemente Ceballos, 88 of Kekaha, passed away at his home on May 16, 2016. Born on March 15, 1928 in Waimea, He served in the U.S. Army and the Army National guard. He retired from his career as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and troubleshooter for Waimea Mill and Kekaha Sugar Company.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marcelino and Apolonia Ceballos; siblings, Francisco “Kikoy” Ceballos, Euphemia “Sally” Edayan; Lorenzo “Tining” Ceballos; his twin sons, John Felomino and Joseph Marcelino Ceballos and his nephews, Clyde Edayan, Donald Ceballos and Francisco Ceballos, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Batis Ceballos of Kekaha; children, Leslie Paul Ceballos of Kekaha, Estelle Marie (Ronald) Parages of Ewa Beach, Lisa May (Thomas) Moreno of Kekaha; Lyle Christopher (Cyndi) Ceballos of Waimea; sister, Benigna “Betty” Parraga of Kalaheo; grandchildren, Rochelle (Brad) Hashimoto; Brendan (Teresa) Parages; Thomas “TJ” (Yeon Jung Joo “Lily”) Moreno Jr. ; Alisha (Peyton) Siliado; Tina (Ronald Tolentino) Moreno; Melissa (Kama Woolsey) Moreno; Brian Ceballos; Bradley Ceballos; Bergen Ceballos; great-grandchildren, Shaelin, Braden, Ethan, and Leighann Hashimoto; Riley, Aundrea, and Zhephania Parages; Justin and Sarah Moreno; Ariell, Peyton III, and Neyton Siliado; Kayden Tolentino; Shyah, Jordyn, and Nyjah Moreno-Woolsey; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church in Waimea. Rosary at 8:00 a.m., Visitation begins at 8:30 a.m. with mass at 11:00 a.m. and burial to follow at the Kaua’i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.
Casual or Aloha attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.
JUAN "JOHNNY" FRANCISCO
Juan 'Johnny' Francisco of Hanapepe, Kauai passed away on April 13, 2016, at the age of 88. Born on March 26, 1928 in Waimea, Kauai, he was a retired painter with Olokele Sugar Company (and an ILWU representative for many years)
He is preceded in death by: his wife, Filomena Cristobal Francisco; parents, Benito and Severina Francisco; sisters, Anacleta Tagatac, Maria Alquiza, Dolores Seguritan, Milesia Quinata, and Caridad Eichelberger; brothers, Marcelino and Conrado Francisco.
Juan is survived by: his sons, Randall and Reubin (Cynthia) Francisco; daughter, Faye (Antonio) Cawagas; grandchildren, Brenton (Shelsey) Francisco and Antonio, Leah and Cara Cawagas; great grandchildren, Maya and Kyra Galdeira, and Matthew Carrero; sis- ter, Olivia Gubaton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 3:30 - 6:00p.m. Visitation will be from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. with services to follow.
HERBERT "CHICO" FRASCO
Herbert “Chico” Frasco passed away surrounded by his family and loved ones on June 4, 2016 at the age of 75. He was born on December 13, 1940 in Kona, Hawai’i. After graduating from Hilo High School in 1959, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for 12 years. He resided in Kekaha Gardens and was employed by PMRF as a Boat Captain and retired after 43 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sebiro “Cadiz” Frasco, Louise and Phillip Aguilar; brothers, Wilfred “Hano” Kaulukou and Howard Kalani Frasco; parents-in-law, Elizabeth and Damiano Lazaro; brothers-in-law, Andrew “Bla” Lazaro, Damiano “Gundy” Lazaro, Patrick “Paleka” Lazaro, and Ski Wisneski; sisters-in-law, Althea Lazaro, Caroline Ho`opi`i, and Ethel DelaCruz.
Herbert is survived by his wife, Barbara Frasco; sons, Herbert Frasco of Kekaha, Howard (Kim) Frasco of `Ele`ele, and Brandon Frasco of Kekaha; daughter, Barbie Jo Frasco of Kekaha; siblings, Reynold “Maka” Frasco of Hilo, Hawai’i, Lei (Larry) Bernades, Wayne (Barbara) Aguilar, and Susan (Doug) Latham of Waianae, O`ahu; hanai children, Chad Kahawai and Angel Kaohelauli`i of Pakala; grandchildren, Bradley Frasco, Keanu Frasco Rull, Pono Rull, Brooke, Hallie, Khloe, and Mehana Frasco; great-grandchildren, Aleyah and Ayden Frasco Rull; and numerous brothers and sisters in law, nephews and nieces.
A Celebration of Chico’s Life will be held at MacArthur Park in Kekaha on Friday, June 24, 2016. Friends may visit with the family at 12 noon with services and a luncheon to follow.
The family suggests causal attire and flowers are welcomed.
Special thanks to the Wilcox Memorial Hospital ER, ICU and 3rd Floor Medical Staff.
MANUEL "MANNY" RAPOZO
Manuel “Manny” Rapozo of Kekaha, Hawai’i passed away at the age of 72 on June 12, 2016 in Waimea, Kaua’i. He was born on December 21, 1943 in Waimea and was a Communication Tech with PMRF and Manny’s Florist, Waimea, Kaua’i, Hawai’i.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Augusta “Gussie” Rapozo; brother, John Rapozo; and brother-in-law, Jerry Ibesen.
Manny is survived by his wife, Chermain Rapozo; son, Troy (Deblyn) Rapozo of Hanapepe; daughters, Tracylyn (Richard) Bryan of Kapa’a, and Stacylyn (Keoni) Rapozo-Smith of Mililani, O’ahu; grandchildren, Cullen Gante-Rapozo, Christopher “Kawai” Rapozo, Shlecie Rapozo-Dela Cruz, LeeAnna Rapozo, Justin “Maka” Rapozo, Tavia Rapozo, Jasyah Rapozo, and Keani Smith; great-granddaughter, Braylee Ho’okano; brother, George “Keoki” (Marlene) Rapozo of Washington State; sisters, Louise Ibesen of Kapa’a, and Angeline (Jerome Hew) Suzuki of Kapa’a; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Celebration of Manny’s Life will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha. Visitation will be at 8:30 a.m. with mass to begin at 10 o’clock. Interment will take place at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.
Causal attire is requested and flowers are being declined.
MARGARET VIDINHA REMOALDO
Margaret Vidinha Remoaldo of Omao passed away on July 12, 2016 at the age of 91. Born December 28, 1924 in Eleele, Kauai, she was the office manager of Island Rentals and later retired from the accounting department at Kauai Stores.
She was preceded in death by her husband David and son William “Billy” Remoaldo, parents Jacinth and Mary Vidinha, and brothers Edward “Eddie”, Lawrence and Ronald Vidinha.
She is survived by her daughters Susan Remoaldo of Eleele, Jennifer (Tony) Reis of Lawai and Mary (Ryan Cummings) Remoaldo of Kirkland, Washington; brother Robert Vidinha, of Bordentown, New Jersey, Steven Vidinha of Kaneohe and sister Eleanor Smart of Vancouver, Washington; grandchildren Tina Duarte of Henderson, Nevada and David (Jessica Vegas) Gusman of Omao; great- grandchildren Elias Castillo of Hanapepe, Chelsey Castillo of Henderson, Nevada, and Saige, Kane and Kade Gusman of Omao; and great-great-granddaughter Lyla Castillo of Henderson, Nevada.
Services will be held at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., eulogy at 10:45 a.m. and Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at the Kauai Veterans’ Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcomed.
MARCIA JEAN BJORNSTAD
October 16, 1950 – July 4, 2016
Marcia Jean Bjornstad, a native of Northwest Iowa, died on July 4, 2016 on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. She was the daughter of Harley and Dolores (Henderson) Bigger, was born October 16, 1950 in Terril, Iowa. She was 65 years old.
Marcia graduated from Terril High School in 1968. She worked for numerous years at Berkley Fishing in Spirit Lake. She was married to Wally Bjornstad and they moved to Kalaheo, Kauai; shortly thereafter. Marcia worked in Kauai at Koloa Gardens and the Poipu Bay Golf Course.
Even with her small size Marcia was best known for her big laugh, wonderful golf game, and love for her friends and family. Marcia was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, loved to fish, and was more than gracious to beat you in a game of golf.
She is survived by her brother Ron Bigger and his wife, Brad Bigger, Clint Bigger; Wally’s Sons and daughters, Chris Bjornstad, Ned, Bjornstad, John Bjornstad, Fred Bjornstad, Margie Russell; step grandchildren, Jack Bjornstad, Emily Bjornstad, Joe Bjornstad, Nick Bjornstad, Tom Bjornstad; numerous grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends, and “Bobo” her loving cat.
A celebration will be held at 4pm, on Friday, July 15, at Pizzetta’s in Koloa. Services will be held at 5:30pm, on Sunday, July 17, boats will leave at 6pm at Kukuiula Harbor in Poipu bay. Family and friends are welcome to attend either.
If you would like to honor Marcia and cannot make the services, friends and family would love if you made a donation to the Kauai Humane Society in Puhi, located at 3-825 Kaumualii Highway.
Tom Byrnes passed away peacefully at his home on July 9, 2016.
He is preceded in death by his son, Jimmy and survived by his loving wife, Debbie of 45 years; son, Jeff; daughter, Jane; grandchildren, Blake and Avalon; sister, Linda; two nephews; and one niece.
Tom was a surfer through and though who just loved the water. Growing up in sunset Beach California, he made his own surf board and fell in love with the love of his life, Debbie. From the time they met, they were inseparable. If there ever was two people meant to be together, it was Tom and Debbie. They both fell in love with the island of Kaua’i and moved here back in 1988. Tom surfed every day and made great friendships along the way. He had a kind soul and was loved by all that met him. He will be truly missed.
A memorial service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held this Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Kalapaki Beach Park at 10:30 a.m. A paddle out will be followed to take Tom out to sea where he loved to be.
Shuji Sanekane of Lawai, Kaua’i passed away at the age of 91 on July 6, 2016 at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. Born on April 17, 1925 on Kaua’i, he was an Army Veteran and an Auto Mechanic with Tao Garage.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Yuhei and Torano Sanekane; and brother Takeru Sanekane.
Shuji is survived by his brother, Glen (Jeanette) of Kailua, O’ahu; sister-in-law, Hanayo Sanekane of Lawai, Kaua’i; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Private services were held.